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City’s first accessible playground opens in Waterloo Park

A contingent of local politicians were on hand on Tuesday in Waterloo, Ont., at Waterloo Park to open the city’s first accessible playground.

The new Eby Farm Playground features a rubberized surface, which surrounds a multilevel play structure, according to a release from the city.

“Accessible options in playgrounds include everyone in the fun,” stated Mayor Dorothy McCabe.

“The new play surface is more accessible for anyone with a mobility device or stroller, and it helps make the play area safe and inclusive for everyone.”

The playground also includes rubber and artificial turf hills, a playhouse, an accessible spinner, shade structures and benches.

The existing pig sculptures, which had been a fixture of Waterloo Park, have also been integrated into the playground as they were placed within the sand pit.

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The park came with a price tag of $380,000, which was paid for with a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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